Arts Desk

Captain America Sequel Shuts Down Roosevelt Bridge on Sunday

To accommodate the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the District Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge for a few hours on Sunday, May 5. The bridge will be off-limits from 8:20 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.

"The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge plays an integral role in the storyline," reads a press release from the District's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. "Aerial photography will be used to capture various angels [sic] of the bridge. While in the nation's capital the production company will film other iconic sites."

D.C. doesn't get too many opportunities to announce movie-related traffic disruptions. The city's film incentives lag behind Maryland and Virginia's, both of which offer fairly robust tax breaks for production companies. Last year, At Large Councilmember Vincent Orange introduced a bill that attempted to correct that, but it fizzled.

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